HACKED: Is AG Lynch coordinating with BLM activists to disrupt Republican & Democratic Conventions so that martial law will be declared & elections suspended/indefinitely postponed?
Thanks for posting that, Tahoe. Yesterday, Snopes made an entry about this that questioned the veracity of the information. Although it's blamed on hacks, I agree that BLM should be scrutinized heavily at this time in light of current events. Paul Joseph Watson just did a video rehashing the history of several members within that organization.
Claim: Hacked Twitter DMs reveal that activist DeRay Mckesson planned a "summer of chaos" involving protests and riots with Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Example: [Collected via e-mail and Twitter, July 2016
On Facebook I got a post today from a friend saying the Obama administration is starting a summer of chaos and will call martial law before the elections. There are supposedly leaked e-mail, tweets, etc. from Black Lives matter. What happened in Dallas is the beginning. The site given is from tipsforsurvivalists.com. I google the topic and a lot of far right blogs are pushing this as well.
@R4Randall1 for a very long time
"Summer of Chaos" by @POTUS and #BLM @Deray, @samswey, & @Nettaaaaaaaa . pic.twitter.com/YKogSdYkL2
— MicroMagic™ Wang™ (@WDFx2EU2) July 8, 2016
Origin: On 14 June 2016, the unreliable web site Intellihub
published an item claiming hacked Twitter messages belonging to Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson revealed a detailed plot called the "Summer of Chaos" which involved Attorney General Loretta Lynch:
Shockingly, in a private message purportedly obtained and released by the hackers, Samuel Sinyangwe, a Black Lives Matter activist, said that law enforcement officials “will not be ready for the type of crowds” that the group will be bringing which are designed to shutdown the convention and create “disruptions nationwide.”
The group plans to bring more than 10,000 people to create chaos July 18-21 in both Philadelphia and Cleveland, according to the leaked PMs.
To top it all off, the “Summer of Chaos” plan goes all the way up to the Obama Administration and even involves U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, according to leaked messages.
As you can see in the Tweets below, this operation goes all the way to the U.S. Department of Justice with mention of “Mrs. Lynch.”
The item included purported screenshots of conversations between Mckesson and other activists:
<screenshots at link>
Similarly unreliable outlet DC Clothesline
repeated the rumor on 6 July 2016, reiterating that "U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is coordinating with Democratic activists to so disrupt the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions that martial law will be declared." The item included transcriptions of the circulating screenshots of conversations between Mckesson and fellow activist Johnetta Elzie:
<same transcript as above edited>
The transcript and messages contained an implausible level of detail for ongoing discussions (of which those involved would already be apprised), involving hard-to-swallow exposition ensuring those who read them weren't left wondering who the players involved or desired outcome of the plotting might be. Had Mckesson and his collaborators truly been engaged in complex, high-level planning with the assistance of the Obama administration, the messages would likely involve broad terms used among individuals already immersed in the plots. Referencing Lynch by name was unnecessary save to create the connection desired, and presumably a conspiracy of that level would occur on a far more secure channel of communication.
The article concluded with credible but largely unrelated proofs arranged to appear as if they supported the claim:
As reported by Alice Speri for The Intercept,
June 23, 2016, local police and federal agents from the FBI, DHS, and Secret Service are knocking on the doors of activists and community organizers in Cleveland asking about their plans for the Republican National Convention in July.
On June 29, 2016, Deray McKesson sort of confirmed the plan when he went public with warnings about “possible” protests at the DNC and RNC, as reported by USA Today.
In fact, a recent survey showed that as many as 67% of Democrats want Obama for a third term.Intellihub
referenced the hacking of Mckesson's accounts, which occurred on or around 10 June 2016. Subsequent reports explained that individuals posing as Mckesson gained control of his high-profile Twitter account:
After he regained control of his Twitter account, he explained that the attackers managed to do the deed by convincing Verizon to reset his SIM. That way, the hijacker or hijackers managed to set it up so they could intercept text messages intended for Mckesson and thereby bypass the 2FA that otherwise should have kept his account secure.
There was social engineering involved: the hacker(s) called Verizon’s billing department and impersonated him. Then, they redirected his phone service to their own phone, so that calls and texts that should have gone to Mckesson’s number went instead to theirs.
Then, they used Twitter’s password reset feature, which relies on authorization codes sent via SMS to a phone. In other words, they didn’t need Mckesson’s password: all they needed was the last four digits of his taxpayer ID and his name to lock him out of his account.
Within days of the hack, the purported screenshots began circulating on Twitter. They quickly gained traction among social media users and bloggers convinced that several years of protests and demonstrations were engineered by the government in an effort to destabilize society, implement martial law, and enable President Obama to cancel the 2016 election and seize a third term in the Oval Office. The screenshots primarily pertained to the "busing" of paid protesters in to disrupt conventions and Donald Trump rallies, and made no mention of shooting law enforcement agents or creating unrest at Black Lives Matter protests.
After the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest, the June 2016 claims about Mckesson, Lynch, and a planned "Summer of Chaos" became far more popular on Twitter and other social media platforms. Notably, the tragedy in question bore no resemblance whatsoever to the content of the purported messages; according to the original rumors, Mckesson was the lynchpin of plans to "disrupt ... both conventions" and not unleash violence on a protest he supported several thousand miles away from either later event.